Now there is no doubt that this has been picked up from nursery as she has never seen any one raise their hand at home.
On several occasions, three to be exact, I have caught the same little
The tone of this utterance seemed to only have an effect on me; it made me sad.
So what do I expect them to do: be stern at the very least. I know you mustn't label a child as 'bad'... I know, I know, but...
How do you discipline an under 2 year old?; how do I stop 17 month old Isobel before she really starts?
I am in no doubt that, no way, no how, will anyone lift a finger to, or even come close to smacking her. If I do I will have failed not her but me too. If anyone else does, it will be all I can do not to smack them, and hard. (But not when Isobel can see as that would be setting a very bad example...)
Right now I bring her raised hand down and say 'No' but is that the right thing?
As for naughty steps: how naughty can a step be?
How much of a banishment is it when that's where we put our shoes on and eat our apples.